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on martin luther king day. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ ♪ >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. yesterday we discovered the obama doctrine. put simply, it's to continue the american revolution well into the 21st century. defined economic equality for women, full equality all out for gay people. and full political and financial opportunity for people of color. everything about yesterday screamed with this manifesto from the makeup of the crowd to the people in the inaugural platform to the entertainment to the words of the address to the jaunty walks along pennsylvania avenue by barack and michelle and the wild and woolly greetings of vice president joe biden. we're all part of this. th
kudlow report." it's getting nasty again. today, president obama promises not to compromise on the debt ceiling. as usual he demonizing -- demonizes republicans for hurting our elderly and the troops. meanwhile the white house won't deliver its own budget in time and still wants to raise more taxes. we're about to hear a response from a republican house member. >>> that's not all. fed chief ben bernanke is saying it must raise the debt ceiling and that the fed is going to keep buying bonds for now. on this one-month anniversary of the heinous, awful newtown shootings, the sheriff comes out in favor of banning assault weapons. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up tonight, president obama slams the republicans. he says no gimmick, no magic coins. just the plain old standoff on the debt ceiling. who is gonna blink first in this? john harwood joins us from washington with the details. good evening. >> good evening. the president used the last news conference of first term to draw an ever-brighter line with congressional republicans on the debt ceiling. they say they want dolla
. gracious and eternal god, as we conclude the second inauguration of president obama we ask for your blessings as we seek to become "citizens of a beloved community, loving you and loving our neighbors as ourselves." y you will bless us with your presence. with out bus patrons will in fact our hearts. with your blessing we know we can bay region break down the walls that separate us. we pray for your blessings. without it, mistrust will rule our hearts. with the blessing of your presence, we know we can renew the ties and mutual regard that can best for our civic life. we pray for your blessing because without it despair of those different from us will be our role of light. with your blessing we can see each other created in your image, a unit of god's grace, unprecedented, a repeatable and irreplaceable. we play -- pray for your blessing. with out it we will see only what the eye can see. createdsee that we're in your image, whether brown, black, or white, male or female, first-generation immigrant american or daughter of the american revolution, gay or straight, rich or poor. we pr
us this afternoon. chris matthews and "hardball" picks things up right now. >> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. yesterday we discovered the obama doctrine. put simply, it's to continue the american revolution well in the 21st century. defined economic equality for women, full equalitiallout equal for gay people. everything about yesterday screamed with this manifesto from the makeup of the crowd to the people in the inaugural platform to the entertainment to the words of the address to the jaunty walks along pennsylvania avenue by barack and michelle and the wild and woolly greetings of vice president joe biden. we're all part of this. they were shouting we're in this together and we're going to act together and we're going to try to open dialogue with those who would be our enemies abroad. we're not looking for another war this time and under this president we're looking for a way to avoid one because these wars, as we've all learned the hard way, are a lot easier to start than to finish. let's start with this astounding presi
a nice shot of the president, mrs. obama, mrs. biden and joe biden in the front row of the national cathedral. the prayer service is historically, traditionally the closing ceremony of the inaugural festivities and that is underway right now. bill: after a late night last night back at it today. we will watch that ceremony. make it a terrific day. stay warm in you're out in the arctic chill. we'll see you tomorrow, everybody. martha: buy everybody, see you tomorrow. jon: right now brand-new stories and breaking news. the threat is real for millions of americans treacherous road conditions, frigid temperatures, and now a new winter storm looming. what you need to know before heading out. plus a common household painkiller now linked to eye problems. what a new study says about a drug in your medicine cabinet that might increase the risk of going blind. and this boat does go over the edge of this dam, the only question for these two fishermen, will they go with it? it's all happening now. good morning to you on this tuesday, with only weeks left on the job secretary of state hillary c
address. mr. obama's worst term a lot of evidence of the peril to the planet. record-breaking heat waves, forest fires, disappearing polar ice in a court with the prediction of the climate scientists. the effects were happening faster and more severely than predicted. you do not have to believe the scientists while reasserting american global energy leadership. even balancing the budget will be easier with this initiative. congress and the administration should begin conversation about a broad-based carbon tax. this would give the right signals on energy sources and use. it could raise money to reduce the deficit, restore our infrastructure, speed and finance conservation. there are a number of other commonsense steps that would make progress on carbon pollution and energy conservation goals more significant. the epa should stop dragging its feet permitting old coal plants to continue to spew forth toxic waste, harming the environment and the health of our citizens. it is past time the clean air act reinforced. make sure there are proper safeguards for the cracking technology. make sure
on this friday morning as we prepare for president obama's second inauguration. a number of leading magazines focusing on what is next. the next four years is which i say chon science monitor two for the president. tomorrow, saturday is being called a national day of service. the white house ceremony will take place on sunday at noon eastern as the president is sworn in from the blue room of the white house. the president ceremony will take place monday followed by a congressional luncheon and a parade. one question raced by on outgoing president 52 years ago this woke was the role in government in solving america's problems. we'll share with you some of the comments of dwight eisenhower in his farewell address. what is the role in government in solving america's problems. you can join the conversation by giving us a call. you can send us an e-mail at journal at cspan.org. let's begin with the act two second terms for u.s. presidents have been problematic but not cursed. what history will says about how president obama will do. will obama blow another mandate. meanwhile from the hill newspape
was sworn in today. we will treat the vice-president gathering at his home and then president obama laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown and then the officials wearing a president obama earlier today. ladies and on the month, the vice president of the united states and dr. biden accompanied by justice sotomayor. [applause] >> devised for the that has asked that we bless this occasion with prayer. let us pray. . micah blames you have been told what is good and what the board requires of you, only to do justice into love goodness, to walk calmly with your god. gracious god, at this moment in our history, we ask more blessing on your servant, joseph, as he renews his a broad pledge to his country. amid all the complexities of our world, the world's a beautiful but broken, give him a share of your residence and that he can know what is good and give him the courage to always do what is right. walk close by so that he can do justice and labored tirelessly for a more just and gentle world. empower him to be a voice for those without a voice, those on the margins, so easily overlooked. he w
hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> as president obama prepares his inaugural speech -- >> my fellow citizens -- >> what comes next? >> we have to come up with answers that set politics aside. >> a new spirit of compromise or more partisan confrontation. >> they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the economy. >> we talk to white house strategist david plouffe and our powerhouse roundtable, abc's george will, matthew dowd and cokie roberts plus former michigan governor, jennifer granholm, for the democrats and former presidential candidate rick santorum for the republicans. ♪ plus, how will the inaugural set the tone for the second term? we ask the star co-chairing the president's committee. eva longoria joins us live. >>> hello again, and welcome to inauguration day. it is, in fact, today. the constitution says a president's term ends at noon on january 20th, and the official proceedings have already begun. just moments ago, vice president biden took the oath at the naval observatory. supreme court justice sonia sotomayor swearing him in and just before noon chi
>>> good morning and welcome to "this week" at the inauguration >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> as he prepares his inaugural speech, what comes next? >> we have to come up with answers that set politics aside. >> a new spirit of compromise or more partisan -- >> they will not collect a ransom for not crashing the economy. >> we talk to david plouffe and abc's george will, matthew dowd and cokie roberts plus jennifer granholm for the democrats and former presidential candidate rick santorum for the republicans. plus, how will the inaugural set the tone for the second term? we ask the star co-chairing the president's committee, eva longoria joins us live. >>> hello again and welcome to inauguration day. it is, in fact, today. the constitution says a president's term ends at noon on january 20th and the official proceedings have already begun. just moments ago vice president biden took the oath at the naval observatory. supreme court justice sotomayor sworing him in and john robert also swear in president obama, a small private ceremony at the white house in adva
video of past prime ministers questions and other british public affairs programs. next, president obama, vice president biden, the first lady and jill biden speak to donors before tomorrow's inauguration ceremony. >> a good evening,. thank you so much for joining us tonight. more than that, thank you for the kindness, friendship, and support that you have shown us since we began this long journey together. we would not be here without your help. that means so much to me and jill. joe and i are thrilled. i know you feel the same way, to have barack obama as our president for another four years. [applause]and michelle as first lady. [applause]i may be a little biased, but i cannot think of a better man than my husband to help our president lead our country for the next four years. [applause]as long as he has the privilege of serving this nation, i know that joe will keep fighting for american people every day. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming my husband, our vice president, joe biden. [applause]>> hello. i am joe biden, husbands, and i am delighted to be with you all here
is how we create a political process in which any president -- the last figures. in that, barack obama is not different from his predecessors. the larger question i would suggest to the caller, is the larger issue, how do we create a political process in which for finding common ground, rather than punished? host: it is been quoted, behind every great man is a great woman. we look back at every first lady, beginning with martha washington. guest: these were remarkable woman. many of them were more interesting than their husbands. their lives were not defined and limited by political ambition. there are tragic stories among these women. there are lots of unknown stories of great service, great sacrifice. women in society generally. we're going to take a look every week for 40 weeks. our web site at c-span.org. we are featuring first lady betty ford. in two and a half years, she didguest: she did. when it became clear they had no choice, she was less than thrilled. she did not change. she said things in that famous interview on "60 minutes" that i say today. at a time when americans reco
, the u.s. army's and drum corps -- they will escort president obama down pennsylvania avenue during the inaugural parade. ♪ [drum line] >> it began in april with the production team. it prepares the materials, the music, the drill that we do. parade marching does not require quadrilles, but we do a great deal of research with 18th-century music portrayed on modern instruments that aren't -- that are reminiscent of instruments during the revolutionary war. the rangers a range of vignettes -- are arranged vignettes music from the 18th century that has military origin. they are arranged and sequenced. we had a three sequences. we performed a wide variety of music from that era. there is roughly a balance between the five group, which is 24 soldiers, 24 soldiers in the beagle group, an 15-18 in the drum group. two instruments, the bass drum and a snare drum. combining those three angel -- ancient signaling instruments into modern arrangements is quite a challenge, but the results are magnificent. >> this afternoon, we're going to do a standing music rehearsal. we will stand in the for
's another example of president obama looking to the inside circle for loyalists. jack lew was succeeded geithner as treasury secretary. >>> after the benghazi terror attacks the confirmation hearings will begin for her possible replacement. a hearing for senator john kerry has been scheduled for next thursday. he will appear before a senate foreign relations committee. law americas say they won't consider his nomination until clinton testifies. >>> linebacker inspired football fans by leading him to the championship game after losing his girlfriend and grandmother. the girlfriend doesn't exist. the sports web site broke that story and now reports it appears someone connected to teo created the on-line persona. the report says he might have been in on it to generate publici publicity. teo is the victim of cruel and humiliating cranks. >>> the cover letter story we told you about later. the brutal honesty landed him the job. matthew ross is in talks with dust and felts that's a company on the west coast about a possible summer internship. the san diego state university finance student's l
followed. >>> first lady michelle obama was in fine form celebrating her 49th birthday. the white house said the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant at washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo featuring new bangs in a twitter pic she featured online. we'll see if the new do is there for inauguration day. very cute. >> in fact preparations for the parties and the president's big day is well under way. nbc's tracie potts has details. hi. >> reporter: hi, good morning. it's a lot of work. i want to show you some animation that gives you a virtual look at what people will see and what you're seeing if you're not here televised on monday when president obama for the second time this year takes the oath of office. remember he does the first official and private one at the white house on sunday, then the big event here on monday. all of this being built up at the capitol, the president will give his speech there which analysts say should not be partisan, he should stick to the middle of the r
. the public swearing in of president barack obama. the oath of office was administered today privately but the public event will draw hundreds of thousands to the national mall. we go to washington, d.c. tonight with events that attracted people from here in the bay area, christen? >> reporter: that is right. we already know this inauguration will be nowhere on the scale of the 1 in 2009. we are hearing that the crowd will be estimated at about 700,000. smaller than it was. the mall crowded with gates and security checkpoints as they prepare to make history again. >> reporter: president barack obama wrapped up the first day of his second term at a candlelight sell is pwraeugz in washington. >> after we celebrate let's make sure to work as hard as we can to pass on an america that is worthy not only of our past but of our future. >> reporter: just before noon president barack obama took the oath of office at the white house. >> reporter: the chief justice led the official swearing in. >> the constitution of the united states. >> reporter: it was
must be sworn in so before noon in the blue room at the white house barack obama will take the oath of office in a small private ceremony. tomorrow the big public swearing in. coming up, we're going to talk to george stephanopoulos about how much the president can really get done in a second term. >> their ceremony will be a bit more subdued than a four years ago. >> a little smaller. >>> also new details about the alleged mastermind behind the fake dead girlfriend hoax involving college football star manti te'o. who is he, and has he ever done anything like this before? >> there's a lot of eerie similarities between the life of the alleged hoaxster and the character he is accused of inventing. >>> you may have heard about the uproar over the stunning, shocking discovery that subway's footlong subs are sometimes shorter than advertised. ron claiborne is drawing up litigation as we speak. we were able to get an official response. from the company overnight. wait till you hear how they are playing this one. >> we are going to have food on set to test this out. >>> but first new detail
>>> good morning, america. inauguration day. we are live from washington, d.c., as president obama begins his second term. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> on this day of unity, tough fights loom on gun control, immigration and the national debt. 800,000 people set to watch the inauguration from the mall in front of the capital. as president obama reveals his vision for america. >>> also this morning, deep freeze. bitter cold moves across the midwest. and it's sending snow and bone-chilling temperatures. >>> manti te'o will speak out to katie couric this week, as we learn the mastermind behind the dating hoax may come forward. >>> and get ready for the bro bowl. the rival coaches are brothers. which team will their parents be rooting for? >>> and good morning, america, on this special day. and what a magnificent inauguration morning here in washington, for this celebration of our enduring democracy. you're looking live at the white house right now. the president -- and there's the capitol where the president is going to take the oath, and deliver his inaugural addre
and now fresh bangs. no one has influenced women's fashion quite like michelle obama. >> women like the way she mixes labels. she's unafraid to wear color. she seems like she's having fun. >> reporter: as all eyes turn to the inauguration, one big mystery remains, who will the first lady be wearing? in 2009, her one shouldered white chiffon ball gown made designer jason wu a household name. >> when she wore his gown, apparently his company received 4 million website hits. >> reporter: women's wear daily asked some of the top designers to sketch their vision. leila rose scott, a delicate lavender gown and tommy hilfiger turned to the next generation. >> they're becoming more interested in fashion and american designers are keen to dress them. >> reporter: the first lady has had a few fashion missteps, ruffling fingers when she wore alexander mcqueen to a state dinner and a cardigan to meet the queen. but the first lady takes it all in stride. even after she becomes a fashion icon for the ages, capable of changing a company's bottom line in minutes, telling our own robin roberts -- >>
and first lady michelle obama sharing their first dance talk about electric moment what we take a look at this quite literally singing the president's press is tonight alicia keys joining a gang of celebrities to celebrate a let us each of us now embraced with a solemn duty and also in july what is our last and birthright with a common effort and common purpose with passion and dedication let us answer the call and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. traditionally it is a speech that sets the tone for the future... low looks like we're back at the d.c. convention center and a little problem with the microphone. it is stevie wonder... >> we have lost the signal but there is a lot going on already michelle obama and the president have done their debts. we will show you all of that a little bit later the party going strong right here in the president's own backyard. live on the south side at the inauguration bash. these folks and didn't make the trip down to washington d.c. but they are having a ball right here in chicago celebrating their home town president
obama's decision to address the gun-control issue, sidestepping congressional approval. 202-585-3882 for all others. you can post your comments on facebook or send us a tweet. or send us an e-mail. president obama later this morning will be outlining the recommendations put forth by vice president joe biden. part of them will be some executive action. this is from our website, c- span.org. the president may also announced several executive orders which will take effect immediately to curb the violence. so, the assault weapons ban and those sorts of things need congressional approval. president obama will take some sort of executive action and we will talk about that later this morning. 11:45 a.m. eastern time as when we expect the president. look for our coverage. on coverage on the executive orders, do you support that idea by the president to do action on his own? we want to hear from you this morning. here is the arizona republic, courtesy of the newseum in washington. do you support executive action on gun-control -- on some gun- control measures? i want to know what you
, a new chapter the obama presidency. it is monday, january 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning, i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll take you live to washington coming up in just a moment as we cover inauguration day. a big day for d.c., for the country, and of course mlk holiday which seems fitting on a lot of different levels. >>> also this morning, a nasty, windy arctic storm system makes a mess out of the middle of the country. the power outages and where the storm is blowing next. it is the dead of winter, folks. here we go. >> here we go. >>> later this half hour, who set out to play an elaborate hoax to embarrass manti te'o. this story has really just shocked everyone. >> that's the question, was he really the victim of a hoax or did he know to kind of benefit from the publicity and the emotion behind the grandmother dying and the girlfriend dying. i have a hard time following the story, but apparently he may not have been the only one duped by this whole catfish scandal. >> it's surprising to believe someone coul
federally, tomorrow ahead of schedule, president obama is set to unveil his own set of proposals in response to the newtown school shooting. the white house releasing this picture today of vice president biden, presenting his findings to the president and other cabinet members in a gun policy meeting. >> i can tell you that tomorrow the president and vice president will hold an event here at the white house to unveil a package of concrete proposals to reduce gun violence and prevent future tragedies like the one in newtown, connecticut. they will be joined by children from around the country who wrote the president letters in the wake of that tragedy, expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety along with their parents that event will be at approximately 11:45 a.m. i will not get ahead of the president in terms of what his package of proposals will include. i will simply note that the president has made clear he intends to take a comprehensive approach. he has also made clear that there are specific legislative actions that he will continue to call on congress to take. inc
a stuffed sausage in it. >> that's not true. good morning, everybody, president obama's second term cabinet shuffles today. he has to replace lou, and it looks like dennis mcdun na will be the next in line. mcdunna has worked on capitol hill as a foreign policy advisor to tom daschle and he served as a senior policy advisor on the 2008 campaign. he may be qualified for the spot, but he is another white male, which isn't going to go bar in quieting complaints that he is not bringing in enough adversity. ken salazar is also leaving, and that leaveings no latinos left. the president says we need to wait until all of his appointmentings are in place before passing judgment. an islamist group stormed a gas pumping station taking more than 44 workers hostage including three americans. now algearian forces have unleashed air strike on the station. they are unable to verify the report, the fighters reportedly storming the plant in retaliation. we're back after the break. ♪ hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're
: where he addressed the issue everyone in washington has been discussing. >> i love michelle obama. to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> reporter: hours earlier, at the white house, his second term officially began, as the president took the oath of office, in a private white house ceremony. >> so, help me, god. >> reporter: as michelle and daughter, malia, beamed, 11-year-old daughter, sasha, encouraged her dad. >> good job, dad. >> reporter: all weekend, workers have been preparing the capitol, the national mall, and the parade routes for the influx of spectators that descended upon washington to watch president obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration is, our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look at the future, he'll pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. and one, fittingly on this day, used by dr. martin luther king jr. the president will celebrate at two inaugural balls, versus the ten held four years ago. even if there's less fan
. president obama will place his hand on two bibles in fact. martin luther king jr.'s, as well as his political hero's bible, abraham lincoln. >> after his inauguration speech, the president and first lady will make the traditional walk down pennsylvania avenue toward the white house. >> ahead of today's ceremonies, the president and first lady made the rounds in washington. they told a crowd that the celebrations are about the country and its citizens, not the election results. also vice president joe biden and his family greeted supporters at the latino inaugural party. >> hundreds of thousands are gathering on the national mall to see history being made. >> and while officials say right now there is no credible threat, security, as you can imagine, is once again extremely tight. >> reporter: they will be everywhere, snipers dotting roof tops, the coast guard patrolling waterways, military fighter jets enforcing a no-fly zone. 13,000 security personnel blanketing the washington mall. >> protecting an event this large, this complex with this number of people coming requires a lot of
to president obama, now, and what's in store for the second term after yesterday's inaugural. the speech, a call to action. and uncompromising annunciation of liberal principles. the question, now, what can get done on those big issues like gun control, gay rights, and climate change? abc's jon karl joins us from the white house. liberals were cheering yesterday. republicans, not so much. >> reporter: that's right, george. the president has set the tone for his second term. he went big. he went lofty. he went ambitious. and he went unmistakably liberal. over and over, president obama echos his campaign slogan. >> together. together we discover. together. >> reporter: with that, he invited all americans to celebrate the changing landscape of american culture. >> we have always understood that when times change, so must we. but preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. >> reporter: he unapologetically laid out a progressive agenda. promising discussion on climate change, fighting poverty, equal pay for women, and immigration. >> centuries-long debate about t
are standing up for president obama and they're fighting back against the unprecedented gun grab he announced yesterday. in missouri and texas outlaw gun laws from being enacted. looks like obama should prepare-- and joining us texas state representative is with us, and gentlemen, welcome to the program and thank you for being here. >> thanks, sean. >> sean: well, let's go to oregon, what do you plan on doing out there? >> well, i think we pretty much laid the groundwork, what we're going to do or what we're doing out here, sean. earlier this week i've sent out a letter and my deputies and i, we were getting all kinds of questions about what i would do as a sheriff, if there was any overreaching kind of gun laws enacted that were unconstitutional and instead of having the deputy go out and tell what i was saying, i decided i'd put together a letter and watching what was going on in washington d.c. and seeing a lot of information for it coming out of vice-president biden's committee and i really didn't see any western-- >> and let me ask you a question. >> sure. >> sean: if certain assault wea
. >>> and president obama is mobilizing his campaign apparatus in the gun control debate. after unveiling his proposals wednesday, mr. obama is pressuring congress with a new online petition. it seeks support for universal background checks and other reforms. one virginia state lawmaker went dramatic. brandishing an ak-47 yesterday, while urging a support for a ban on assault weapons. it was unloaded. and his bill was defeated. >>> washington gearing up for a full weekend of inaugural events. security has been cranking up as practice for all of the major happenings take place tomorrow. mr. obama, vice president biden and their wives taking part in service events across washington. they will be sworn up on sunday, before monday's ceremonial swearing in at the capitol. >>> a scare for an alaskan airlines flight overnight. fighter jets were scrambled after reports of a possible hijacking. those jets escorted the 737 to sea-tac airport. someone called the honolulu office. >>> across the country at miami's airport, two massive airliners clipping each other at the gate, damaging both planes. an air
of the mentally ill and banning assault weapons. president obama has in hand to the recommendations from joe biden on gun-control and will push for action. the front page of the washington journal says president obama escalates the fight on the w economy. is the debt ceiling negotiable? your thoughts? send us a tweet or post your comment on facebook. you can also send us an e-mail. president obama held his last official news conference of the first term yesterday in the east room of the white house. here's what he had to say on the debt ceiling debate. [video clip] >> republicans and congress have two choices. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect ransomed in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people well-being is not a leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states is not a bargaining chip. they had better choose quickly, because time is running short. the last time republicans in congress even flirted with t
. is president obama prepared to go it alone if congress won't crack down on guns? today new york lawmakers vote on the toughest gun laws in the nation, but in congress senate sxwrort leader harry reid pours cold water on an assault weapons ban unless the house acts first. >> let's be realistic. in the senate we're going to do what we think will get through the house, and i don't think going through these eyeragses to say we've done something. >> mother of ben wheeler tells rachel maddow that action on guns should trump politics. >> it's not just republican, democrat -- >> no, no. >> independent. that is the thing that is just blowing my mind that i feel like it's really not about your party. >> it's not. it's not. >> i really feel like it's about our children. >>> coming clean. disgraced pro cyclist lance armstrong confesses to oprah winfrey he used performance enhancing drugs to win the tour de france. >> we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. >> could he face criminal charges? >>> critical vote. chuck schumer says he will back chuck hagel as defense secretary. secretary of sta
. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair of tax but he is another elitist hypocrite when it comes to his fair share of children. >> jennifer: honestly? who is advising these guys? it is unbelievable. it's my hope that this congress will take action at the request of the president, the majority of americans, and mothers like the one from nowtown. joining me is california representative jackie speier. she served as the vice chair of vice president biden task force which issued the recommendations that resulted in the executive orders and the call to action today. jackie welcome back inside "the war room." >> it's a pleasure to be here. >> jennifer: you have to be encouraged by the force with which the president spoke today. >> he was very powerful. but like you just spoke, my eyes just welled up with tears because there is not a mother on this planet who doesn't feel her pain. but she has really put in words something that we have got to keep in our minds. those coffins moving through those towns their burial are sered in my memory, and i'm one of those that is no
joseph r. biden jr. so solemnly swear. >> reporter: president obama joe biden was sworn in today by sonya society meyer -- sonya sotomayor. this ceremony was small and private. both being sworn in on the steps. covering all the knowledge for you with chris chris. >> that's right. we're just hours away and thousands of security officers will be out waiting to welcome about 700,000 people expected to cram the mall watching president obama make history the second time around. president obama wrapped up his second term in washington. >> after we celebrate. let's make sure we work as hard as we can to pass on an america. also in our feature future. >> the institution of the united states -- the constitution of the united states. >> it was over in less than a minute. they require the swearing in on the 20th of january because the day where they will do it again for the public. on the national mall, security is set along with miles of sensing. >> you can see the preparations here on the national mall and here behind me, they will be having that happen for the inaugural ceremony. >> reporter: the
. this actinic of the first lady michelle obama, along with her daughters will be attending -- this afternoon, the first lady michelle obama, lawless daughters will be attending any event. [no audio] >> in the day of service tent, the honorary chair of the committee is chelsea clinton. we expect to hear from her shortly, along with actress eva long gloria -- eva longoria. bo biden is another speaker we will hear from today. he is under rock war veteran. he is the son of vice president joe biden -- he is an iraq war veteran. he is the son of vice president joe biden. ♪ >> before chelsea clinton arrives here in the national mall to kick off the day of service, we will take him look at it, race -- a conversation about violent video games. we will watch as much of it as we can until the speakers began. >> part of the president's proposal this week was looking at video games. >> i think it is a good idea depending on how it is done. there is a fair amount of research, but very little of it is designed to inform the public. we really need more research. >> specifically where? >> first of all, it
when she saw president obama getting introduced and she spoke to us a couple of moments after that. >> i feel just like crying and saying, it's great to be an american and i'm great to be -- glad to be here. >> reporter: she was glad to be here. a lot of people we saw, as we said, endured a lot of hardship. we saw people in wheelchairs who had been waiting since 5:00 in the morning. one woman tore her knee over the weekend and walked on crutches. there is juanita who is overcome with emotion as she saw the president being introduced. some of the crowd is still behind me. did you guys have a good time today? did you have a good time today? these are people taking in the moment. a lot of people want to linger here and soak up the moment. >> brian, are they opening up the city where you are or is it still pretty much plugged up? >> reporter: a lot of the venues are opening up here. a lot of the gates have opened up. people can walk around the mall. traffic is restricted but it's a lot more open than it was hours ago. >> was there a moment, brian, in your reporting today -- and i know
stories we're following for you on this thursday morning. >>> president obama unveiling his gun control plan. but he faces a pretty tough fight. what changes the president is proposing and how his ideas are being met. >>> also this half hour, if you're kicking it with the energy drink, there's a new warning about some new drinks and what's in the can. we'll tell you all about that. tens of thousands of people are ending up in the hospital. emergency rooms are filling up after people drink this drink. what doctors say it's doing to your body. >> i think the mantra is everything in moderation, right? >> absolutely. >> you shouldn't consume four in a short period of time. >> yeah. too much coffee makes you crazy. >> strong coffee makes me jittery, among other things. >>> she's in her 40s but looks way younger. kelly ripa revealing a key beauty secret. why she says it makes her makeup artist's life a lot easier. i think it makes her perkier, too. does she ever have a bad day? >> she's unbelievable. she's super woman. >>> first, new details on that hostage drama unfolding in the sahara deser
moments. >> we'll have more highlights from that historical day, including how president obama is using his inaugural address as a call to action for a second term. >>> also ahead, what do you think about co-workers who show up even though they are sick? >> i don't do it that often. >> it's actually a serious story. sometimes people don't have a choice. sometimes they aren't paid for their sick days, so they have to go to work or don't get paid. so we're talking about more efforts to make sick pay mandatory. >>> and rare interviews with prince harry in afghanistan that are getting a lot of attention. he talks rather candidly and openly about opening fire on the taliban. that much talked about trip to vegas and the duchess' pregnancy. we'll hear from the prince coming up. >>> also, scary video as you've seen. the high school wrestler taking his position on the mat when a huge spotlight falls on him. fortunately, he is okay. actually, he finds humor in what happened. as you see, he turned out well. he's going to share his story in a live interview in just a little bit. >> all right. we'll
the state department. we begin with president obama going big and trying to move fast on gun control. we have new polling that may help explain the political need for speed. today at the white house, as you probably know, president obama laid out a number of proposals and executive actions he is taking. in the room with him were a number of parents of children killed in the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, including lynn and chris mcdonnell, the parents of grace mcdonnell. president obama spoke about grace today. >> and when i visited newtown last month, i spent some private time with many of the families who lost their children that day. and one was the family of grace mcdonnell. grace's parents are here. grace was 7 years old when she was struck down. just a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. i'm told she loved pink. she loved the beach. she dreamed of becoming a painter. and so just before i left chris, her father gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at this painting, i think about grace
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